FROM THE COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE DiNapoli says revenue estimates overly optimistic, no plan to reduce deficit  Rockland County’s 2013 budget contains unreasonable revenue and spending projections that could increase the county’s deficit, warned State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli in a budget review issued Friday. “Rockland County officials are working hard to address fiscal stress in their […]

RBA and Pattern for Progress’ White Paper on Budget Deficit a Must-Read for County Politicos and Concerned Taxpayers

EDITORIAL REPORT BY DYLAN SKRILOFF The Rockland Business Association and Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress have released a stellar white paper on Rockland County’s approximately $100 million budget deficit. The business membership group – Rockland’s largest – and the noted think tank’s work offers a comprehensive, but not excessively wonkish, overview of how Rockland got […]

Rockland County Legislature Schedules Hearings on New Deficit, Tax Information Laws

BY MICHAEL RICONDA The Rockland County Legislature discussed and set December 4 as the date for a series of public hearings addressing the deficit and taxation in the county. To be discussed at the hearings are the Rockland County Deficit Reduction Act (RCDRA), a law which will allocate money toward eliminating the deficit, the legislature’s […]

$15 Million More in the Hole

Rockland County budget news gets even worse  BY SARA GILBERT The Rockland County Legislature met Tuesday, July 24 to receive news that despite tax hikes and 100 layoffs, the county is an additional $15 million in debt so far during this budget year, bringing the grand debt total to an estimated $95 million. Acting County Finance Director […]